Lake Martin


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Malzahn, Auburn Ambush coming to Lake Martin

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/25/2017 8:35:00 AM

The recently chartered Lake Martin Auburn Club, a member of the Auburn Alumni Society, has been selected as one of four Auburn Clubs to host an Auburn Ambush event this year. This event will be held at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Thursday, June 8

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Showers give area a much-needed drink

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/23/2017 5:47:00 AM

“There were over eight inches that fell in the Montgomery area.” What makes those three inches of rain from the weekend more beneficial to the area around Lake Martin is that it helped to alleviate the drought conditions that have been plaguing the

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'We're making a difference' - Bruce Pearl's Fore the Children Golf Classic


Date: 5/22/2017 3:12:00 PM

Auburn’s basketball coach hosted his fourth Fore the Children Golf Classic Monday at Willow Point Golf and Country Club on Lake Martin, surpassing $800,000 raised for Children’s Harbor, which provides kids with serious illnesses and their families a

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Tiny homes, big fun at Lake Martin


Date: 5/19/2017 8:43:00 AM

If you’ve ever gone out on a boat a Lake Martin there are some huge beautiful homes along the water and some of them are for rent. One man from Birmingham decided to give folks another option. It’s new, and it’s tiny. “When I was at the restaurant

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Local rail traffic to drop drastically drop

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 5/18/2017 9:50:00 AM

Don McClellan of the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance said that he doesn’t think it will have an impact on industries operating in the area currently. “We don’t have any who use rail to ship currently,” McClellan said. “But there

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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